Diamond Light Source

Why we've signed the Manifesto

“Good public engagement has always been vital to the advancement of science, and it is through open communication that science can help advance understanding and civilisation. As a leading research facility funded by UK government and charitable sources, we have a responsibility to sustain this culture of open access and share our knowledge and ideas as widely as possible.”

Professor Gerd Materlik, CEO, Diamond Light Source

Our approach to public engagement

Diamond Light SourceDiamond Light Source is free at the point of access for researchers, provided the results are in the public domain. In the same way, we are committed to our public engagement activities including open days, educational projects and accessible online resources. We work with a range of partners on educational outreach in ways that use the knowledge and enthusiasm of our scientists and engineers to engage society and inspire the young. 

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.


Name: Laura Holland

Title: Outreach and Events manager for information on PE at Diamond Light Source.

Email: Laura.holland@diamond.ac.uk   

Tel: 01235 77 8884